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Objects as Archives of a Disrupted Past

The Lengnangulong Sacred Stone from Vanuatu in France, Revisited

Hugo DeBlock

The material culture and arts of Vanuatu and wider Melanesia were subject to the collecting frenzies of the so-called “Museum Age” or the “Expedition Period” of anthropology (roughly the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries) and, as a

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Judith Bovensiepen

fascination with the diverse range of phenomena (mainly in Melanesia) labeled falsely or not as “cargo cults” had already peaked and waned. After an initial proliferation of writing on the subject in the 1950s and 1960s (and resurgences in the 1970s and 1980s

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Eleanor Sterling, Tamara Ticktin, Tē Kipa Kepa Morgan, Georgina Cullman, Diana Alvira, Pelika Andrade, Nadia Bergamini, Erin Betley, Kate Burrows, Sophie Caillon, Joachim Claudet, Rachel Dacks, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Chris Filardi, Nadav Gazit, Christian Giardina, Stacy Jupiter, Kealohanuiopuna Kinney, Joe McCarter, Manuel Mejia, Kanoe Morishige, Jennifer Newell, Lihla Noori, John Parks, Pua’ala Pascua, Ashwin Ravikumar, Jamie Tanguay, Amanda Sigouin, Tina Stege, Mark Stege, and Alaka Wali

” communities that addresses the complexity of human-environment interactions. Melanesian Well-Being Indicators: A Biocultural Approach Jamie Tanguay The Melanesian Well-Being Indicators were developed in Vanuatu and designed for relevance across Melanesia, with

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The Worth of the ‘While’

Time and Taxes in a Finnish Timebank

Matti Eräsaari

–42) has argued that in Melanesia hierarchy can be realized in terms of the dominant value of equality: a ‘big-man’ status is achieved by having more equal-exchange partners than others, by being quantitatively more equal than others. Similarly, Helsinki

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Introduction

Toward a Comparative Anthropology of Muslim and Christian Lived Religion

Daan Beekers

. Schieffelin , and Aparecida Vilaça . 2014 . “ Evangelical Conversion and the Transformation of the Self in Amazonia and Melanesia: Christianity and the Revival of Anthropological Comparison .” Comparative Studies in Society and History 56 ( 3 ): 559

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Stuart Kirsch

Anthropology 42 , no. 2 : 167 – 198 . 10.1086/320006 Kirsch , S. ( 2001b ), ‘ Social networks and compensation claims in Melanesia ’, Social Anthropology 9 , no. 2 : 147 – 163 . doi: 10.1017/S0964028201000118 . 10.1111/j.1469-8676.2001.tb00143.x

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Witnessing the Unseen

Extinction, Spirits, and Anthropological Responsibility

Liana Chua

Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia . Berkeley : University of California Press . 10.1525/california/9780520064232.001.0001 Talebi , S. 2019 . ‘ Ethnography of Witnessing and Ethnography as Witnessing: Topographies of Two Court Hearings

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Minestrone Stories

Teaching anthropology through serendipitous cultural exchanges

Regnar Kristensen

political conventions, the indirect exchanges in the Minestrone Stories intended to break with them in order to provoke serendipitous social contact. Hence, Malinowski's serendipitous finding in Melanesia was used to instigate our teaching-by-serendipity in

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Committee as Witness

Ethics Review as a Technology of Collective Attestation

Rachel Douglas-Jones

to See in Melanesia . Chicago, IL : Hau Books . TRUST . 2018 . ‘ Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings ’. http://www.globalcodeofconduct.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Global-Code-of-Conduct-Brochure.pdf . Van Dooren

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Fusion and Reform

The Potential for Identity Fusion to Reduce Recidivism and Improve Reintegration

Harvey Whitehouse and Robin Fitzgerald

religiosity’ as developed and refined by social and cultural anthropologists specialising in a diversity of ethnographic regions including Madagascar ( Bloch 2004 ), Melanesia ( Barth 2002 ; Lewis 2004 ; Whitehouse 1995 ), West Africa ( Goody 2004 ; Peel